Information Security Program Manager III

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Information Technology


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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.


Are you interested in driving exceptional security for a mission driven organization? Do you have a passion for cutting edge technologies? Do you see information security governance as a business enabler? Fred Hutch is seeking a security minded program manager to lead a portfolio of high impact cyber security initiatives.  This is a unique opportunity to work with technical teams and leadership to shape how Fred Hutch protects data and end users from cyber risk.  The ideal candidate is action-oriented, passionate about security and has experience using project frameworks to drive change.

The Program Manager is responsible for providing leadership across a suite of information security initiatives. This includes managing the information security portfolio and providing oversight of related projects.  With minimal direction, the program manager works with the ISO team to balance technical enhancements with executive awareness and community adoption.


  • Partners closely with Information Security leadership team and key stakeholders to build and maintain portfolio roadmap and prioritize the project backlog
  • Provides expertise in planning, execution, and leadership of program, projects, and initiatives
  • Ensures that the scope of the projects within the program align with business priorities
  • Utilize program and project management frameworks and best practices to manage portfolio and provide visibility into health of program
  • Establish relevant metrics and KPIs to communicate status, demonstrate progress and build awareness of information security program performance
  • Work with various internal IT groups, program / project teams, and other partners across Fred Hutch to effectively resolve issues and remove barriers to program success
  • Develops resourcing strategies to ensure optimum support for projects
  • Build and manage executive level risk and issue log
  • Reviews program budget variance and scopes change requests, and participates in the budget-resolution process
  • Support and coach project managers within the program
  • Oversee and participate in the change management planning and communications related to changes driven by the information security portfolio
  • Build strong relationships across the Hutch and be a trusted advisor to stakeholders


  • BA/BS required or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience leading enterprise software projects or program management
  • Advanced knowledge and experience working with technical architecture teams to build roadmaps and define project work
  • Prior experience effectively leading and managing collaborative, cross-functional relationships
  • Some change leadership skills (i.e., ability to effectively manage communication, negotiate successful outcomes, identify risks, engage correct stakeholders, etc.)
  • Excellent organization skills, acute attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks in a constantly evolving environment
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills, proven aptitude for communicating effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Strong problem-solving abilities in both ambiguous and tactical situations, with strong decision-making skills
  • Skilled in prioritization. Makes the right tradeoffs between schedule, resources, and scope in order to address major risks, challenges, and obstacles

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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